MIOSHA Safety and Health Improvement Program - Investing $1,000,000 in Worker Safety and Health

Company: Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Location: , Michigan

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Michigan's program for workplace safety and health, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is offering matching grant awards of up to $5,000 to improve workplace safety and health. The grants are open to qualifying employers to purchase safety and health-related equipment. The goal of this special grant program is to create a safer and healthier work environment and reduce the risk of injury and illness to workers in Michigan.

"We are encouraging employers to step up workplace safety and health during MIOSHA's 40-year anniversary," said Martha Yoder, MIOSHA Director. "We are pleased to partner with small employers by offering matching grants of up to $5,000 to make improvements in workplace safety and health. With a total of $500,000 available from MIOSHA, that's a $1 million investment in keeping Michigan's workers safe and healthy."

OSHA's On-site Consultation Program is a free and confidential service designed to help small, private sector employers understand and comply with OSHA regulations. On-site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice on compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing injury and illness prevention programs. For more information about MIOSHA's matching grants of up to $5,000, contact the Consultation, Education, and Training Grant Administrator at (517) 322-1865 or visit www.michigan.gov/mioshagrants.